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Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« on: September 18, 2016, 13:24:51 »
Hi all I went to this show on Friday and took a few pics. I didn't photograph all of the exhibits but here are a few with a few details ( courtesy of the show website) on what was on the benches.

Apologies for the quality of some of the pictures as things have changed a bit since last year and I could not always get as close to the exhibits as I would have liked so there was a bit of hand shake!


ps. There were two tomato classes so I do not know if I have the picture in the correct class.

Generally the veg show was a bit chaotic when I was there as the judges had just finished and all the weights & measure had not been put in place, hence the guess with the tomatoe entry.

Class 1 One Heaviest Onion
   
1st    Joe Atherton      7.01kg



2nd    Peter Glazebrook   6.72kg



3rd    Gareth Griffin      6.53kg



Class 130 One Heaviest Gigantomo Tomato

1st    Walter Stringfellow   1.415kg



2nd    E Walker      1.315kg
3rd    H Oughton      1.16kg

Class 131 One Heaviest Marrow

1st    J Snaith      47.1kg



2nd    Brian Marshall      44.7kg
3rd    Ian Neale      44.2kg

Class 132 One Heaviest Cabbage, Washed Roots

1st    Paul Bastow      25.4kg



2nd   J Hollinrake      24.6kg
3rd   M Pateman      19.8kg

Class 133 One Heaviest Potato

1st   Peter Glazebrook   2.08kg



2nd    H Oughton      1.714kg   
3rd   Joe Atherton      1.638kg

Class 134 One Heaviest Tomato

1st    Peter Glazebrook   2.055kg
2nd   W Griffin      1.899kg      
3rd   D Unsworth      1.724kg


Class 135 One Longest Runner Bean

1st   Joe Atherton      790mm
2nd    Mr & Mrs Rogers   780mm
3rd    Peter Glazebrook   770mm

Class 136 One Longest Cucumber (Cucumis Sativus)

1st   I Neale       860mm



2nd   H Oughton      830mm
3rd    J Dale         800mm

Class 137 One Heaviest Leek

1st   Peter Glazebrook   8.5kg



2nd   S Purvis      7.5kg
3rd    Margaret Birch    5.8kg

Class 138 One Heaviest Beetroot

1st   Peter Glazebrook   11.52kg



2nd   Ian Neale      11.195kg
3rd    Joe Atherton      10.05kg

Class 139 One Heaviest Stick of Rhubarb

1st   Margaret Birks      700g
2nd   E Malcom      695g
3rd    N Pattison      684g

Class 140 One Heaviest Pumpkin

1st   Brian Marshall    139.5kg


2nd   D Taylor      79.6kg
3rd    C Elliot         77.5kg

Class 141 One Heaviest Carrot

1st   Peter Glazebrook   7.97kg



2nd   R F Jackson      3.47kg
3rd    Ian Neale      3.22kg

Class 142 One Heaviest Parsnip


1st   Peter Glazebrook   3.95kg


2nd   Joe Atherton      3.54kg
3rd    Paul Bastow      2.98kg

Heaviest three Onions (sorry I didn't get the weight




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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2016, 14:04:55 »
there are some monsters amongst that lot tg bet you had a great tme
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2016, 15:27:26 »
Is it on a lead tray?  :toothy10:

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2016, 15:38:20 »
Is it on a lead tray?  :toothy10:
it would have to be to get in the same street as those monsters
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2016, 15:56:41 »
I misread the scales I read them as around 5 kg hence the lead crack but half a kilo is not bad for a  :newbie:

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2016, 16:12:27 »
I misread the scales I read them as around 5 kg hence the lead crack but half a kilo is not bad for a  :newbie:
i didnt grow big toms this year they are big daddy just a beefsteak might give that gigawhat ever it is next season and see what i can grow
johhnyc015  may the plot be with you

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2016, 20:44:06 »
WOW!  Just amazing.  However I always wonder what on earth growers do with them afterwards.  Are they even edible anymore?  :wave:

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 06:56:01 »
Wow monster sized veg, like Galina I wonder if they are still edible?

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 10:07:49 »
You can find my thoughts on them here, plus views of the rest of the show:

http://www.allotments4all.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,80598.0.html

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Re: Harrogate 2016 Heaviest Veg
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 10:07:49 »